Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 147
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Wednesday, September 11, 1968 (D) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  7  1
CIN N    0  1  0    1  0  0    3  0  x  -   5  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   0       1   0       4   1
Miller lf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Staub rf                      4   0   2   1       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       0   7
Mayberry 1b                   3   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Bateman c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
McFadden ss                   2   0   1   0       1   1       0   5
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lemaster p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King c                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   1   7   1       4   6      24  15

FIELDING - 
E: Bateman (9).
PB: Bateman (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (19,off Nolan).
SH: Lemaster (9,off Nolan).
HBP: Mayberry (1,by Nolan).
GDP: Bateman (14,off Nolan).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (10,2nd base off Nolan/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
A. Johnson lf                 3   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   3       0   0       7   0
Bench c                       3   1   1   0       1   0       6   0
Perez 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Beauchamp cf                  4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
McRae 2b                      3   0   1   1       1   0       4   2
Cardenas ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Nolan p                       2   1   0   0       1   1       0   1
Totals                       31   5   8   4       5   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Perez-McRae-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (37,off Dukes); May (30,off Dukes).
SH: Nolan (3,off Shea).
IBB: McRae (2,by Lemaster); A. Johnson (1,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster L(10-14)             6     5   2   1   2   1   0  25
Dukes                         1     2   3   3   3   1   0   8
Shea                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     8   5   4   5   2   0  37

IBB: Lemaster (9,McRae); Dukes (11,A. Johnson).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(9-2)                  9     7   1   1   4   6   0  38

HBP: Nolan (2,Mayberry).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Frank Dezelan, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:01   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Menke               2b        Rose                rf
2. Miller              lf        A. Johnson          lf
3. Wynn                cf        May                 1b
4. Staub               rf        Bench               c
5. Rader               3b        Perez               3b
6. Mayberry            1b        Beauchamp           cf
7. Bateman             c         McRae               2b
8. McFadden            ss        Cardenas            ss
9. Lemaster            p         Nolan               p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke grounded out (second to first); Miller popped
to shortstop; Wynn walked; Wynn stole second; Staub struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (third to first); A. Johnson
grounded out (third to first); May grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader singled to right; Mayberry popped to
shortstop; Bateman grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Rader out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench walked; Perez singled to right [Bench to
second]; Beauchamp forced Perez (shortstop to second) [Bench to
third]; Bateman allowed a passed ball [Beauchamp to second,
Bench stayed at third]; McRae was walked intentionally; Cardenas
forced Bench (third to catcher) [Beauchamp scored (error by
Bateman) (unearned) (no RBI), McRae to third, Cardenas to
first]; Nolan flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: McFadden was called out on strikes; Lemaster singled
to third; Menke flied out to right; Miller grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Rose flied out to right; A. Johnson grounded out
(third to first); May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Staub singled to left; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Staub to second]; Mayberry
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Bench singled to left; Perez popped to catcher in foul
territory; Beauchamp singled to center [Bench to third]; McRae
singled to left [Bench scored, Beauchamp to second]; Cardenas
flied out to right; Nolan struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman singled to left; McFadden singled to right
[Bateman to second]; Lemaster out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
second) [Bateman to third, McFadden to second]; Menke popped to
right; Miller flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Rose singled to center; A. Johnson forced Rose
(shortstop to second); May grounded out (third to first) [A.
Johnson to second]; Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn was called out on strikes; Staub flied to left
in foul territory; Rader grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Perez flied out to left; Beauchamp grounded out
(pitcher to first); McRae popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Mayberry popped to second; Bateman grounded out
(shortstop to first); McFadden walked; THOMAS BATTED FOR
LEMASTER; Thomas grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: DUKES REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Cardenas flied out
to left; Nolan walked; Rose doubled to center [Nolan to third];
A. Johnson was walked intentionally; May doubled to left [Nolan
scored, Rose scored, A. Johnson scored]; Bench grounded out
(third to first); Perez walked; Beauchamp struck out; 3 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Menke doubled to left; Miller flied out to left;
Wynn popped to shortstop; Staub singled to right [Menke scored];
Rader walked [Staub to second]; Mayberry was hit by a pitch
[Staub to third, Rader to second]; Bateman forced Mayberry
(third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: KING REPLACED DUKES (PLAYING C ); SHEA REPLACED
BATEMAN (PITCHING); McRae grounded out (third to first);
Cardenas singled to center; Nolan out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Cardenas to second]; Rose grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR MCFADDEN; Aspromonte popped to
shortstop; King struck out; Menke walked; Miller was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   1   10
 Reds             5   8   0    8


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